Indonesia’s vision of net zero emissions by 2060

About Author: Hafsa Akram, Research Fellow, Pakistan Research Center for a Community with Shared Future.
Indonesia is playing a crucial role in the global race to achieve net zero emissions. The government of Indonesia has taken important steps to stay on track toward zero emissions. Indonesia has taken a path for the energy transition. The strong cooperation is continuing to develop the practical solution to achieving the climate and energy goals. Indonesia has gained international recognition for its improving forest governance and maintaining the natural forests.

Indonesia has a long history of cooperation and collaboration in different areas, including climate change.
Indonesia will reach its emission peak through the ambitious pathway of the Long Term Strategy in 2030 with a net sink in forestry and land use and with further exploration of the chance to quickly move towards net-zero emission by 2060 or sooner. LTS-LCCR installation will therefore occur under National Determined Contribution (NDC) plans after 2030. Long-term strategy plays a key role in aligning climate objectives and targets with sustainable development goals.

The development of the National Determined Contribution (NDC) for the period after 2030 must adhere to the established target as well as other LTS-LCCR guidelines.

In November 2022, carbon economic value (NEK) will be introduced, which will meet the goal of greenhouse gas reduction. NEK will be regulated into trading entities with the potential imposition of carbon tax lines, while also taking into account legislative frameworks and policies.

Indonesia has initiated a plan in its long-term strategy for low carbon and climate resilience to reach net zero emissions as an important component of achieving targets. The increase in the vision for the implementation of efficient policies has impacted on zero-emission strategy by Indonesia to achieve its target. Indonesia’s vision and commitment to increasing renewable energy is a major step forward for the adaptation of the Paris Agreement. It reflects the Indonesian government’s openness to increasing the use of 23% renewable energy by 2050. The use of a renewable source of energy is crucial to ensure Indonesia growing sustainability and prosperity.

Indonesia has enhanced its ambition of adaptation with its strategies and policies. Indonesia has developed a comprehensive approach to activities such as the development of new green technologies and decarbonization by international and national standards.

Indonesia has been planning and carrying out numerous corrective measures to reduce emissions from forest fires, land use change, and other sources.

Reduced risks, improved adaptive capacity, increased resilience, and decreased susceptibility to climate change across all development sectors are the main objectives of Indonesia’s climate change adaptation. This objective will be achieved, by increasing climate literacy, building local capacity, improving management, implementing policies on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, and using adaptive technology.

Indonesia’s commitment to zero-emission is essential in ensuring green and cleaner economic growth and will bring more prosperity and benefits for all.

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